Exploring Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Southeast Asia

James Clark of Nomadic Notes is one of the first original digital nomads who is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Learn about his Southeast Asia travel blog and his Asia infrastructure reporting, including the latest Hanoi and Saigon metro update.

1. www.nomadicnotes.com
2. www.livinginasia.co

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Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m Vietnamese-American from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Q: Where are you based?
A: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and travel throughout the Asia-Pacific.

Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I have a B.A. from St. John’s University (Minnesota), a M.A. degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Hawaii, a Global Trade Certificate from Saint Paul College (Minnesota), and am APICS-certified as a Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

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  1. Hello Vinh & James………..Interesting info about the start of Metro Systems in HCMC / Saigon. – I worked a two year contract with the USDept. of Defense in Soul, Korea 1994 – 1996. …. You could not travel anywhere in the area without running into major construction of below ground subway systems going on under many major streets. I could not believe how fast the Koreans could tunnel under heavy traffic areas! – Like Mole Rats! ….. Now I know there are many South Koreans living in HCMC today; so maybe suggest they give the Koreans a contract, and watch it get done pronto!! ……..lol …………just a thought ?/?………….VegasJim

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